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March 29, 2014

Airborne 03.28.14: New Dynon, Inverted Spin Record, TBM 900 Delivers

Also: iFly GPS Goes Android, More Santa Monica NONSENSE, Wisconsin GA Tax Break, Trixy Aviation

It almost seems that modern instrumentation and avionics displays can’t get any better, but Dynon is here to say, there’s more to come! Dynon Avionics has unveiled The New SkyView integrated avionics system. This latest edition of SkyView includes SkyView Touch, two new control panels, and dozens of new features. We all know that flat spins are bad and inverted flat spins are terrible. But what would scare the heck out of most pilots is a lot of fun for airshow pilot Spencer Suderman. On March 13th, Suderman set a new record of 81 turns in an inv

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World Airways Operates Its Last Flight

U.S. Military Was Primary Customer For The Cargo And Charter Airline

World Airways announced Thursday that the Company operated its last flight on Wednesday, March 26th. World Airways was founded in 1948 and operated cargo and passenger charter flights using B747-400 and MD-11 aircraft. The U.S. Military was their primary customer.

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AOPA Launches 'Rusty Pilots Initiative'

Program Designed To Help Lapsed Pilots Get Back In The Air

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has launched an "easy and fun new way" for pilots who have gotten away from flying to get back in the cockpit.

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Santa Monica Residents File Ballot Initiative To Preserve Airport

Would Amend The City Charter To Require Council To Gain Voter Approval Before Closing KSMO

A group of airport supporters in Santa Monica has filed paperwork beginning the process of placing a city charter revision on the November ballot that would require the City Council gain voter approval before they could close any part of the Santa Monica Airport (KSMO).

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Premier Aircraft Sales Announces The Premier Edition 172 Upgrade Program

Upgrades Current Cessna 172’s With New-Generation Centurion 2.0 Turbo Diesel Engines, Garmin Glass Panel With Touch-Screen Avionics

Premier Aircraft Sales has announced that it is now offering its exclusive Premier Edition 172 upgrade program, which converts the Cessna Skyhawk’s legacy Lycoming engine to a new-generation, 135-horsepower Centurion 2.0 liquid-cooled and turbocharged diesel engine.

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Smith And Palazzo: NASA’s Priority Should Be Space Exploration

Science Committee Leadership Questions Obama Administration Cuts To NASA Budget

The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing Thursday with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. to examine the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2015 (FY15) budget and its priorities. Members on both sides of the aisle raised numerous concerns with the priorities represented in the President’s proposal that cuts NASA’s funding by $185 million.

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New Soyuz Trio Completes Two Day Trip To Station

Plan To Arrive In Six Hours Scrapped After Missed Engine Firing

A new trio of Expedition 39 flight engineers has arrived at the International Space Station after a two-day, 34-orbit trip. Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov was at the controls of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft when it docked automatically to the Poisk docking compartment at 1953 EDT. Skvortsov was flanked by Flight Engineers Steve Swanson and Oleg Artemyev during the two day flight.

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Airbus And China Take Their Partnership Into The Future

Tianjin A320 Final Assembly Line To Be Extended For Another 10 Years

Airbus and China have laid the foundation for taking their cooperative efforts into the future as relevant agreements have been signed in Paris by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO, and the Chinese parties, witnessed by the French President Francois Hollande and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.29.14)

“Once a pilot, always a pilot. It’s much easier for people to get back into flying than they might think.” Source: Brittney Miculka, AOPA’s senior manager of pilot community development.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.29.14): Local Traffic

Aircraft operating in the traffic pattern or within sight of the tower, or aircraft known to be departing or arriving from flight in local practice areas, or aircraft executing practice instrument approaches at the airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.29.14)

Model Aces

You are invited to enter and see some of the professionally built, airplane model kits in the gallery or read through some of the tutorials on detailed scale model aircraft building.

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AD: Rockwell Collins, Inc. Transponders

AD NUMBER: 2014-05-27

PRODUCT: Certain Rockwell Collins TPR-720 and TPR-900 Mode select (S) transponders that are installed on airplanes.

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